It was about this little kid that wouldn't let anybody look at his goldfish because he'd bought it with his own money.

from J.D. Salinger – The Catcher in the Rye (Chap. 1) on Rap Genius

Meaning

Holden’s favorite story is about a young boy — this is the first place the “loss of innocence” theme arises in the novel and it can be traced throughout.

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